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4 Success Principles I Did Not Learn In School

Acquire several skills and find at least one that you can master, and that earns you respect. –Bryant McGill

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College Is Not For Everyone, But A Good Education Is

This is a new year and another semester has begun. I have my fingers crossed hoping that I get a really good group of students. Last semester's students were phenomenal. Part of last semester's success had to do with the fact that first semester freshmen made up about 55% of my classes. These were students… Continue reading College Is Not For Everyone, But A Good Education Is

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The Age of Stupid and Student Anti-Intellectualism

Before I delve into the topic, I would like to provide relevant personal information. First, I am a member of Generation X, i.e., people who were born in the 1960s - 1980s. Secondly, I am a university lecturer and my andragogical style is socratodigital (a word I coined - it is a combination of the… Continue reading The Age of Stupid and Student Anti-Intellectualism

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Tim Wolfe, College Athletics, and The Neo-Plantation Mentality

Earlier today (November 9, 2015), University of Missouri President, Timothy M. Wolfe, tendered his resignation following a meeting with the University Board of Curators. Tim Wolfe's forced and welcomed resignation was largely due to professional negligence and mishandling of multiple incidents that highlighted a systemic and sordid history of documented racial inequality at the University… Continue reading Tim Wolfe, College Athletics, and The Neo-Plantation Mentality